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General Election Results - 12 June 1995

Elections were held on 12 June 1995 for the 21 Representatives of the House of Assembly on the normal expiry of their term of office.

The unicameral Parliament of Dominica, the House of Assembly, is composed of 21 elected Representatives, in single-member constituencies through a fisr-past-the-post system. Of the remaining eleven members, nine are appointed by the Head of State and two - the Speaker and the Attorney General - are ex-officio. The normal duration of the legislature is 5 years.

Following the previous (May 1990) general elections, the ruling Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) in August 1993 elected Brian Alleyne, the Minister of External Affairs, to succeed to the leadership of the party upon the retirement of long-time Prime Minister Mary Eugenia Charles.  Moreover, in October 1993, Crispin Sorhaindo, formerly the Speaker of the House of Assembly, succeeded Clarence Seignoret as President.

During the campaign, Alleyne stressed the economic achievements under the DFP Administration.  The two opposition parties, the United Workers Party (UWP) and the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), criticised the DFP and its leader for bringing the country into economic decline and offered themselves to lead the country into the 21st century and to turn around the economy.

On polling day, the centre-left UWP was returned to power as the conservative DFP fell to five seats.  On this basis, Edison James, leader of the UWP and former Leader of the Opposition, was sworn in as Prime Minister on 14 June 1995; a nine-member Cabinet was then named.  Voter turnout was 65.2%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
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Total Valid Votes 37,187
Invalid Votes 376
Total Votes Cast 37,563
Population 71,000
Voting Age Population 45,582
Registered Voters 57,632
Voter Turnout 65.18%
Critical Dates
Dissolution of Parliament Nomination Day Polling Day
- - Monday, 12 June 1995
Summary by Party
Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
Dominica Labour Party DLP 11,064 29.75% 20 5
United Workers Party UWP 12,777 34.36% 20 11
Dominica Freedom Party DFP 13,317 35.81% 21 5
Independents IND 29 0.08% 2 0
Total Valid Votes 37,187 100% 78 21
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Summary by Constituency
Constituency Registered Voters DLP UWP DFP IND Valid Votes Invalid Votes Total Votes Voter Turnout
Castle Bruce 2,352 352 751 463 - 1,566 20 1,586 67.43%
Colihaut 1,361 351 184 366 - 901 16 917 67.38%
Cottage 1,756 610 37 556 - 1,203 19 1,222 69.59%
Grand Bay 3,545 1,420 93 423 - 1,936 7 1,943 54.81%
La Plaine 2,172 50 868 532 - 1,450 6 1,456 67.03%
Mahaut 5,111 800 1,222 1,523 - 3,545 35 3,580 70.05%
Marigot 2,444 57 986 443 - 1,486 15 1,501 61.42%
Morne Jaune/ Riviere Cyrique 1,386 - 660 413 - 1,073 9 1,082 78.07%
Paix Bouche 2,353 943 64 488 - 1,495 11 1,506 64.00%
Petite Savanne 2,324 952 84 638 - 1,674 19 1,693 72.85%
Portsmouth 2,739 1,255 357 - 1,612 35 1,647 60.13%
Roseau Central 3,577 356 759 1,013 7 2,135 15 2,150 60.11%
Roseau North 5,497 620 1,372 1,241 22 3,255 16 3,271 59.51%
Roseau South 4,974 1,169 798 1,337 - 3,304 21 3,325 66.85%
Roseau Valley 1,536 81 645 368 - 1,094 11 1,105 71.94%
Salisbury 2,304 28 950 575 - 1,553 15 1,568 68.06%
Salybia 1,841 518 581 347 - 1,446 19 1,465 79.58%
St. Joseph 2,596 365 1,014 530 - 1,909 36 1,945 74.92%
Soufreire 3,278 86 572 1,019 - 1,677 17 1,694 51.68%
Vieille Case 1,939 390 461 440 - 1,291 8 1,299 66.99%
Wesley 2,547 661 676 245 - 1,582 26 1,608 63.13%
Total 57,632 11,064 12,777 13,317 29 37,187 376 37,563 65.18%
Elected Members of the House of Assembly
The Dominica House of Assembly has 32 members, 21 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies, 9 appointed senators, the Speaker and 1 ex-officio member.
Constituency Representative   Party
Castle Bruce Romanus BANNIS   United Workers Party
Colihaut Herbert SABAROACHE   Dominica Freedom Party
Cottage Reginald AUSTRIE   Dominica Labour Party
Grand Bay Pierre CHARLES   Dominica Labour Party
La Plaine Ronald M. GREEN   United Workers Party
Mahaut Brian G.K. ALLEYNE   Dominica Freedom Party
Marigot Edison JAMES   United Workers Party
Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique Gertrude ROBERTS   United Workers Party
Paix Bouche Matthew WALTER   Dominica Labour Party
Petite Savanne Urban BARON   Dominica Labour Party
Portsmouth Roosevelt DOUGLAS   Dominica Labour Party
Roseau Central Charles SAVARIN   Dominica Freedom Party
Roseau North Julius TIMOTHY   United Workers Party
Roseau South Ossie WALSH   Dominica Freedom Party
Roseau Valley Norris CHARLES   United Workers Party
Salisbury Earl M. WILLIAMS   United Workers Party
Salybia Francois BARRIE   United Workers Party
St. Joseph Doreen PAUL   United Workers Party
Soufriere Charles MAYNARD   Dominica Freedom Party
Vieille Case Vernice BELLONY   United Workers Party
Wesley Peter CARBON   United Workers Party
Key
DLP = Dominica Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Electoral Office of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
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